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KRAAL

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 922 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KRAAL, also spelt craal, kraut, &c. (South African Dutch, derived possibly from a native African word, but probably from the Spanish corral, Portuguese curral, an enclosure for horses, cattle and the like), in South and Central Africa, a native village surrounded by a palisade, mud wall or other fencing roughly circular in form; by transference, the community living within the enclosure. Folds for animals and enclosures made specially for defensive purposes are also called kraals.
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